Last Word Bookshop

Located on the central 40th Street corridor, The Last Word Bookshop is a Penn campus favorite.

Looking for something specific or need a recommendation? Our helpful staff (including our resident shop cat) is here to help. If you prefer to browse, we have dozens of shelves, thoughtfully organized by category. From fiction to women’s studies to biography, we have a wide selection with something for every reader.

Used books right off campus
Payment Types
All major credit cards, cash
Price Range
Used books in every genre
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Last Word Bookshop


220 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Store hours
Daily, 10am-10pm